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Lightning GM Yzerman Lauded For Keeping Steven Stamkos With $68M Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 16

Lightning C Steven Stamkos is "staying put" after signing an eight-year, $68M deal with the Lightning yesterday, "spurning a sweepstakes" when free agency begins tomorrow, according to a front-page piece by Joe Smith of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. Stamkos had been "talking with other teams through a f...

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Rockies Designate Jose Reyes For Assignment

The Rockies "did the right thing" yesterday by designating SS Jose Reyes for assignment, "showing zero tolerance for physical abuse" against women, according to Mark Kiszla of the DENVER POST. By making the move, Rockies GM Jeff Bridich "did right by his baseball team," and the franchise "did right ...

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NBA Kings Unveil New Uniforms

The NBA Kings yesterday unveiled new uniforms "featuring the team’s redesigned logos," according to Thomas Oide of the SACRAMENTO BEE. The road jerseys "are purple with white lettering and a gray accent bar." The home uniforms "are white with ...

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Rays Sell Out Pride Night Game

The Rays yesterday announced that their annual Pride Night game tomorrow against the Giants is sold out. The game is dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. The Rays put all open seats to the game on sale Tuesday for $5, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Pulse Victims Fund set ...

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Franchise Notes

In Pittsburgh, Alaina Getzenberg notes the Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade yesterday was "confirmed as the largest for any parade in Pittsburgh, with some estimates pegging it at 400,000." Penguins co-Owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle "did not speak at the rally." The duo "entered in on one o ...

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Orlando Teams To Sell #OrlandoUnited Shirts

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Lions Consider Upgrades To Practice Facility

The Lions will hold training camp at their Allen Park practice facility this summer for the 15th straight year, and team President Rod Wood yesterday said that "there's no inclination to move it off site," according to Dave Birkett of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. However, the team is "consideri ...

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NHL Kings, Other Teams Fight Back Against Brokers

The NHL Kings last month "emailed a letter to ticket brokers about the team's new resale policy," which requires brokers who want to buy season tickets to "pay slightly more than fans do for the seats," according to Hannah Karp of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The letter also mentions brokers "can buy on ...

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Padres Stress Commitment To Dee

Amid calls for his firing as the Padres' President & CEO after a poor start to the '16 season, Mike Dee yesterday "received a strong vote of confidence" from co-Owner Peter Seidler, according to Dennis Lin of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Responding to a "coordinated effort from several local blo ...

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Lions To Add Cheerleaders Next Season

The Lions yesterday announced that they will "have a cheerleading squad this fall for what’s believed to be the first time in the modern history of the team," according to Dave Birkett of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. The squad "will hold tryouts later this month, be introduced in August and be on t ...

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Franchise Notes

SI.com's Allan Muir notes Penguins Exec VP & GM Jim Rutherford is just two years into his tenure and is "being celebrated as the architect of the newly crowned Stanley Cup champions." He also is the first man in "half a century to lead two organizations to a title." It is a "remarkable achieveme ...

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